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Northstar California Truckee

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Northstar California
5001 Northstar Drive
Truckee
CA
96161
Tel: 1 800 466 6784

Where are we going today?

Kids - do you love the snow? Making snowmen, trying out those skis, maybe even trying a snowboard (it's like skateboarding but on snow!)....NorthStar Resort has all of your snow adventures.

If there are kids who are new to the snow sports, it's best for them to get some professional pointers before they try it for themselves. NorthStar Resort offer skiing and snowboarding lessons for anyone 3 years old and up. If you are a complete novice, or advanced but want to brush up on some skills, then the lessons can cater for you! 

There are also a number of route options so kids, you can start on the ones for the novice then work your way up to the advanced! It's also a great way for kids to see how the are improving!

Want to try something different to skiing and snowboarding? How about snow tubing! For kids over 42" they can try snow tubing! Want to experience something fun as a family? Then how about some adventurous mountain tours or the icy ice skating?

Ready for playtime? Head on over to the two fun park areas where there is fun and play for the kid's amusement, as well as skill development with gentle terrain features. 

Need more? Just ask! There are amazing family summer activities too, like mountain biking, rock climbing and hiking.

So for your all year round mountain adventure, head on over to NorthStar Resort….on your marks…get set….and SKI!

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsDay tickets from $107. Elements are priced individually.
  • ChildrenDay tickets from $77.
LAST UPDATED 2015

When can we go?

Daily opening, but individual elements have varying operating schedules.

Open all year round. Open daily.

Teachers corner

The school is a great way for kids and adults to learn the techniques needed for the slopes. There are private lessons, group lessons, and lessons for 4 available. .

I'm Hungry!

You need to keep those tummies full and energy up for those slopes! There are a host of places to eat at the village, from cafes to restaurants. There is also additional mountain dining, from waffles to grills - they have it for you! .

Healthy Eating!

You won't be short of places to find healthy eating. The healthier the better when hitting the slopes! .

Any Top Tips?

Northstar requires children ages 12 and under participating in the Kid's Ski and Snowboard School to wear an approved, snowsports specific helmet, either a rental helmet or their own. .

Can I get one of those?

In the village, there are amazing stores, from shoes, ski equipment to jewelry - there is even a children's boutique. Something for everyone! .

More information

The mountains are an incredible feat of nature, so make sure you pick up after yourself and don't litter the area. It's the home of the wildlife, as well as your family fun! .

What people are saying?

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    I stayed here when my boyfriend did Tough Mudder summer of 2013.

    This hotel is conveniently located as Tough Mudder happens in the North Star resort area (I believe). We were super close to the start location for Tough Mudder, which was awesome.

    The resort itself is okay - the rooms are pretty basic, but there are a few good places to eat in the center. There's a sushi restaurant which actually served pretty good sushi. And there's a pasta place which served mediocre pasta.

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    I love skiing Northstar in the winter but this place is also a winner in the summer. The village is beautiful with a nice variety of clothing and equipment stores, restaurants/food kiosks serving everything from sushi to frozen yogurt, and a huge skating rink for rollerblading/skating in the summer to ice skating in the winter. At one end of the rink is a stage where local talent plays every afternoon. The rink is surrounded by outdoor bars and comfortable seating around firepits.
    There's lots of activities for kids in the village: a miniature...Read More

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    This remains my favorite resort by far. I'm a snowboarder so I hate flat terrain. Northstar doesn't offer much of that - and I love how you can skip the gondola and board straight down to Main Street :D I love how family friendly this resort is, and how updated the village and the lifts are. Yes, the lift tickets are quite pricey but I believe you get what you pay for, especially in terms of service, cleanliness and how updated the facilities are. The foods are quite pricey but its a snow resort, what did you expect? P.S. Don't forget to try a...Read More

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    The snow was pretty nice over MLK weekend despite the complete lack of snow in Tahoe this season (2013-2014). I ski mostly beginner trails and there was enough to do on the three primary beginner trails.

    My biggest complaint is that it takes a while to get from the parking lot to the lift. If you want free parking, you have to go from the free parking lot > a shuttle > walk through the village area > gondolas > lifts. I'm used to skiing at smaller places, so the ~25 minutes from car to lifts seemed excessive.

    The staff at Northstar are also extremely...Read More

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    Great place for the whole family. Excellent ski resort.

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by Nancy D'Amico

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I love skiing Northstar in the winter but this place is also a winner in the summer. The village is beautiful with a nice variety of clothing and equipment stores, restaurants/food kiosks serving everything from sushi to frozen yogurt, and a huge skating rink for rollerblading/skating in the summer to ice skating in the winter. At one end of the rink is a stage where local talent plays every afternoon. The rink is surrounded by outdoor bars and comfortable seating around firepits.
There's lots of activities for kids in the village: a miniature golf course that encircles the village's common area, a sandbox, bungy jumping, gold panning, a movie theater and more.
Without snow the mountain becomes one of the best mountain bike parks in the country and also has hiking paths that take you up to a beautiful view of Lake Tahoe. So much to do, so little time! There's also an 18 hole golf course, horse-back riding and a nature trail with over 20 ceramic tiles for you and your kids to look for. And oh yes, it's only 6 miles to Kings Beach/Lake Tahoe to the south and 6 miles to Truckee to the north.
You'll love it, I promise.

by Annie Lin

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This remains my favorite resort by far. I'm a snowboarder so I hate flat terrain. Northstar doesn't offer much of that - and I love how you can skip the gondola and board straight down to Main Street :D I love how family friendly this resort is, and how updated the village and the lifts are. Yes, the lift tickets are quite pricey but I believe you get what you pay for, especially in terms of service, cleanliness and how updated the facilities are. The foods are quite pricey but its a snow resort, what did you expect? P.S. Don't forget to try a belgian waffle from the Euro truck- it tastes heavenly, especially after a day of boarding!

by Chris Dong

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The snow was pretty nice over MLK weekend despite the complete lack of snow in Tahoe this season (2013-2014). I ski mostly beginner trails and there was enough to do on the three primary beginner trails.

My biggest complaint is that it takes a while to get from the parking lot to the lift. If you want free parking, you have to go from the free parking lot > a shuttle > walk through the village area > gondolas > lifts. I'm used to skiing at smaller places, so the ~25 minutes from car to lifts seemed excessive.

The staff at Northstar are also extremely friendly. Everyone had smiles on their faces and seemed happy to help.

The Weather

Monday

Conditions: Snow Showers
Temp: 29° F / -2° C
Humidity: 82 %
Wind: WSW - 8 MPH

Tuesday

Conditions: Snow Showers
Temp: 27° F / -3° C
Humidity: 87 %
Wind: NNE - 4 MPH

Wednesday

Conditions: Mostly Cloudy
Temp: 29° F / -2° C
Humidity: 70 %
Wind: WSW - 6 MPH

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